Thirteen Shades of Black & White by Michael BrysonThirteen Shades of Black & White by Michael Bryson

Thirteen Shades of Black & White

byMichael Bryson

Paperback | November 3, 1999

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Steeped in skepticism, the stories in Michael Bryson's first collection nonetheless radiate a deep hope. An incarcerated juvenile is glad for time to think. A street kid running from an abusive past finds comfort in a warm, safe bed. A cafe waitress contemplates the violent death of a stranger and moves on in her life with renewed vigour.
Michael Bryson was born in Toronto. He received his degree in English at the University of Waterloo. After spending two years in Saskatoon, he returned to Toronto to complete his MA in English. He now lives and writes in Toronto.
Title:Thirteen Shades of Black & WhiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888012365

ISBN - 13:9780888012364

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from thirteen shades of black and white Michaels book was extrodinary and extremely entertaining. He has such a unique style of writing. I had the priviledge to meet Michael at the CBA. He was down to earth and real. He mentioned that his second book will be published with Boheme Press this Sept. I can't wait to read his new collection of short stories.
Date published: 2000-06-21

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Toronto author and poet Michael Bryson offers lovers of Canadian fiction this superlative collection of short stories. Bryson says that the ideas for most of the stories in Thirteen Shades of Black and White germinated when he learned of the tragic slaying of 14 female university students in Montreal. The event inspired him to write a number of stories about the negative aspects of male and female interaction and about certain characters` attempts to move beyond simple binary oppositions. Imbued with the heartache of sexual relationships, love, sports, mid-life crises, curiosity and religion, this wonderfully diverse collection of Canadian fiction exhibits the hallmark of all good storytelling: the ability to show an idea or emotion without directly sketching it out in words. This book is a must-read for any fan of the Canadian small-press scene.